Resilient coders serves young adults from low-income communities, especially those facing more challenges than most, including court-involvement and homelessness, gain the skills necessary to be sustainably employed or self-employed in the 21st century economy by teaching them to code.
Our students bring the intelligence, resourcefulness and grit, and we provide them with the skills to make them impossible to ignore by the tech industry. To make our programs accessible, we pay our students a stipend because learning shouldn't come at the cost of financial stability. In 2018, we are doubling down, offering four 14 to 16 week bootcamps, each serving about 20 students. This means about $300,000 in stipends for our students to earn while they learn!
To reach our ambitious goals, we have entered the Newman's own foundation Holiday challenge, a friendly fundraising competition with a grand prize of $150,000. The more you give, the more likely we are to win cash prizes, and the closer we get to training the next generation of Boston Tech talent, and to bringing concrete and sustainable change to our communities.
So if, like us, you believe in equitable access to opportunity, if you are committed to real diversity and inclusion (going beyond countless panel discussions), and if you are willing to invest in resilient and talented young adults, then join our coalition and donate. We are on the front lines, disrupting the conventional approach to workforce development for a high-risk population of young adults. Don't stand on the sidelines.
Let's hack the opportunity gap!
Find out more on http://www.resilientcoders.org/